Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Primal Blueprint: Mark Sisson

A book review!

I am constantly asked "What can I read?" Hands down, to date, this is the best book written on getting healthy for life! His writing style is super easy to follow yet backed up by as much science as you want! 
This is not a gimmick diet book. This is a lifestyle book, a lifestyle in which I happen to live (I just didn't have a name for it until now!) I am a Primal girl all the way!

Our overall health around the world is down right poor. If a teacher was grading us on health as a whole, we would get a big fat "F".  50% of children have some kind of disorder or disease! One out of 2! Alarming really!  Not to mention, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer rates climbing to all time highs!

Mark explains how to literally reprogram your "genes" by following 10 "Primal" laws.  These laws are backed up by extensive research and understood by studying two million years of human evolution. (This research is FASCINATING to say the least!)

Mark writes how to permanently lose weight by eating REAL food and never gain a pound again!  He explains a balanced approach to fitness by NOT over exercising. He talks in detail that the key of loosing excess body fat and maintaining weight is controlling your production of insulin.

I loved the information on Grains! Too much info for this blog. MUST read the book! :) In the beginning of this journey, I wasn't even clear what a grain was! Just in case you are like I was here ya go: wheat, bread, pasta, crackers, cereal, rice etc....  Yep the stuff you eat and then get gassy from, or have to unbuckle your pants, or the foods that leave you in a coma like state! Not good!  The SAD (Standard American Diet) is too grain heavy.  Just think about what you eat every day.  We consume way way too many of these for our bodies to handle properly leading the body to be in a compromised state.
Grains make you FAT and SICK, and we do NOT digest the protein structure and excessive carb load in grains.  Grains cause blood glucose levels to spike and interferes with mineral absorption. Grains inhibit fat metabolism  and promote disease.   The list of reasons "why" to avoid grains is endless!

Mark explains how eating Organic Grass Fed meat and eggs and how a high "GOOD" fat diet is essential for human health and a key to weight loss, a healthy immune system and an abundance of energy.  No need for afternoon caffeine laden energy rush drinks on this lifestyle.  NO catching every single cold virus you come in contact with on this lifestyle. And yes, you can get back to the weight you were in high school! (unless that was not an ideal weight :)

At the end of the day, Mark uses the 80/20 rule. Live "Primal" 80% of the time. This allows flexibility. I love that! Even though over here I would say we are more 100% Primal, we are still in a "healing stage" from years of NOT eating Primal.  Once we are over the hill sort of speak I could see us following the 80/20 rule.

I am excited to announce that Mark Sisson will be on my husband Kevin's radio show on Monday, June 20th at 12:15 on Common Sense Investing: WJOL 1340 am.  He will be discussing Primal Blueprint!  Please tune in and hear this info straight from Mark.

Again, I highly highly recommend that everyone read his book. You wont be disappointed! Amazon has the best price!  http://www.amazon.com/Primal-Blueprint-Reprogram-effortless-boundless/dp/0982207700

Also, be sure to check out Marks blog: MarksDailyApple.com  It is loaded with information to get healthy for life!

I will be on Kevin's show THIS Monday, June 13th "reviewing" Primal Blueprint! (Common Sense Investing 12:15 WJOL 1340 am)

Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY week!

Jeni Clark~

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